Patricia Barber - A distorsion of love (1992)

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Patricia Barber - A distorsion of love (1992)

Message  Invité le Jeu 12 Jan 2006 - 13:55

[center][img]http://homepage.mac.com/john_kruper/artwork/patricia_barber/a_distorsion_of_love.jpg[/img]

Summertime
Subway station
You stepped out of a dream
Parts parallels
Or not to be
Yellow car
Yet another in a long series of yellow cars
I never went away
My girl
By myself

Patricia BARBER: piano & vocals
Wolgang MUTHSPIEL: guitar
Marc JOHNSON: bass
Adam NUSSBAUM: drums & percussion
Carla WHITE & Big KAHUNA: finger snaps[/center]

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Message  vinssss le Ven 13 Jan 2006 - 11:30

excellent disque! avec une inteprétation très minimaliste et bien dosée de summertime.

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Message  Invité le Ven 13 Jan 2006 - 11:37

Le [i]Summertime[/i] m'a en effet très étonné! J'ai trouvé cette version complètement désespérée de fait

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Message  Steven le Ven 13 Jan 2006 - 15:41

LIEN : [url=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/chi-0601090196jan09,1,2928434.story?coll=chi-ent_music-photo]Patricia Barber dans le Chi-Tribune du 9 janvier 2006[/url]

JAZZ REVIEW

[b]Barber's sneak preview radically provocative[/b]
[i]By Howard Reich[/i]

" In an era when most female jazz vocalists still are cooing love songs drenched in nostalgia, a few are searching for something fresh to say.

None may be probing more deeply into the meaning of life and humanity than Chicago singer-pianist Patricia Barber, who over the weekend offered a preview of an artistically ambitious, potentially revelatory song cycle.

Playing before a standing-room-only crowd at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Barber on Saturday evening performed excerpts of her forthcoming "Mythologies," an extended work that has been three years in the making. Inspired by Ovid's "Metamorphoses" -- the same text that Chicago director Mary Zimmerman famously adapted for Lookingglass Theatre in 1998 -- Barber's suite similarly seeks to express ancient truths in contemporary idioms.

But Barber's task may be more challenging than Zimmerman's, for a jazz composer does not have the benefit of working with actors and costumes, dialogue and scenic design. Instead, the musician who chooses to address the texts of a venerable Roman poet has at her disposal only melody and harmony, rhythm and rhyme.

Barber has hit on an ingenious strategy, crafting a single song about each of 11 mythological characters who inhabit Ovid's "Metamorphoses." By creating musical vignettes that evoke the spirit of Orpheus and Narcissus, Oedipus and Persephone, Barber brilliantly has found the means to re-imagine a piece of literature for a jazz context.

Better still, she radically changes the musical setting for each of her songs. Thus she sketches one character simply by singing alone at the piano, another by collaborating with a splendid chamber choir and yet another by bringing on a trio of young hip-hop singers. The expressive range of this music proves thrilling, even though all of it clearly derives from a single sensibility: the spare, sometimes austere jazz idiom that long has been Barber's forte.

If listeners did not know that Barber's opus had been inspired by Ovid's work, they nonetheless could savor these excerpts for their skill in merging melodic elegance and literary wit. These songs, in other words, stand on their own as immensely attractive jazz pieces, apart from their source material.

Listen to the sleek lyric phrases and quasi-rock backbeat of "The Moon," the clever pop hooks and wicked social commentary of "Hunger," the sumptuous choral voicings and rapturous poetic imagery of "The Hours," and it's clear that a first-rate songwriter is at work.

The excerpts of "Mythologies" that Barber performed at the MCA, in a concert organized by the indispensable Chicago arts group Contempo, included several vividly effective performances. Among them, this listener will not soon forget the hip-hop artists of the Chicago Children's Choir firing off Barber's text, while the members of Choral Thunder cried out, "Who'll save us now? Who'll save us now?" Though a final appraisal of Barber's "Mythologies" will have to wait until a complete performance (the work will be released on Blue Note Records in August), this preview foreshadowed what could be one of the major jazz events of the year. "

Copyright © 2006, Chicago Tribune
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J'ai des sentiments partagés à propos de Barber mais elle est toujours à la recherche de nouvelles choses, et j'apprécie cela. Ca semble être un projet qui pourrait m'intéresser...

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Message  jacquesp le Ven 13 Jan 2006 - 17:34

J'aime beaucoup Patricia Barber.
[b]A Fortnight In France, Verse, Nightclub[/b] sont trois autres albums qui valent vraiment la peine...

Son univers est bien particulier. Personnel.

Je l'ai raté en concert à Gand, voici deux ans...
Regrets éternels... (mais j'espère qu'elle repassera un de ces jours en Belgique!)

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Message  Invité le Ven 20 Jan 2006 - 11:37

En attendant, j'ai un mal de chien à obtenir de mon disquaire l'album qui me manque d'elle

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Message  Steven le Ven 20 Jan 2006 - 13:15

Vas-y, donne-nous le titre, ça ira plus vite!!!

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Message  Invité le Ven 20 Jan 2006 - 14:49

[quote:f49d="Steven"]Vas-y, donne-nous le titre, ça ira plus vite!!! ;)[/quote]


Commandé depuis deux mois et j'attends toujours:

http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00001OH3R/171-5858223-7650653

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